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The Oakland County Water Resources Commissioner's Office is faced with many challenges in the 21st century. It must provide leadership in areas of regional cooperation in order to make responsible decisions about infrastructure, the environment and water quality.
Formerly known as the Drain Commissioner's Office, the name was changed to the Water Resources Commissioner's Office in November 2008 to reflect the increased duties and responsibilities of the office. It's not just about drains in the 21st century. Today, the Water Resources Commissioner's Office is a key component in providing you with quality water supply, drainage systems and sewage disposal systems...and doing  it in a way that keeps our environment safe and promotes responsible growth.
Michigan State law, The Drain Code--Act 40 of 1956, as amended, gives the County Water Resources Commissioner powers and responsibilities to govern legally established drainage systems within the county. The Oakland County Water Resources Commissioner also has additional statutory responsibilities (Act 342, etc.), along with other responsibilities delegated by the Oakland County Board of Commissioners. 

waterworldoval.jpgWe all want the same thing: clean water. Please click here to read the article by Water Resources Commissioner Jim Nash.  We All Want Clean Water.pdf


Keeping Our Water in Oakland County Clean and Safe


WRC introduces a new video, "What You Need to Know About Our Water Resources."
          To view the full video, click here.
                            To view the long video, click here.
                            To view the short video, click here.

Imagine A Day Without Water
     WRC observed "Imagine a Day Without Water," as part of the Water
     Infrastructure 101 Library Discussion Series. To learn more, click here and
     view video.

National Groundwater Awareness Week and World Water Day

Water Resources Commissioner Jim Nash talks about water quality.

Great Lakes Water Authority - Water Quality, Town Hall Presentation

Water Resources Commissioner's Letter to Oakland County Residents Regarding Water Quality - March 7, 2016

Great Lakes Water Authority (GLWA) CEO Issues Statement on Flint and Water Quality to its GLWA-Served Communities - March, 2016

GLWA Presentation on Drinking Water Regulations and the Water Treatment Process - February 24, 2016

For more information related to lead and drinking water, please visit the Oakland County Health Division's website here.

Consumer Confidence Reports for drinking water systems maintained by WRC can be found here.

Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) Procedures and Guidlines

Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) Request Form

Click on the links below to find the services we provide and a description of each customer focused specialty area we offer. 

2018 Annual Report



GWK Code Audit Explores Uniform Option for Communities

To see information from the December 7, 2018 meeting click the link below:

GWK Green Infrastructure Kickoff Meeting


Become Informed

About PFAS

All current sources of drinking water in the 19 water systems WRC operates were analyzed for PFAS in 2018 and the results did not show detectable amounts. The water systems include the following: Bingham Farms, Bloomfield Hills, Commerce Township, Farmington Hills, Keego Harbor, Orchard Lake Village, Pontiac, Royal Oak Township, Highland Township, White Eagle, Knorrwood Knolls, Oakland Hunt, Plum Creek, Southeast Oakland Township, Southwest Oakland Township, Twin Lakes, Wynstone, Oxford Township and Bavarian Softwater.

WRC has compiled a list of general resources regarding perfluoroalkyl and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS).
Click here for more information.


WRAP is here to help !

Some restrictions and eligibility requirements apply. 


Join WRC's Water Infrastructure 101 Library Discussion Series

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WRC joined a coalition of more than 400 affiliates across the nation in observance of Infrastructure Week. Click here for more information about Infrastructure Week, or here to view the Infrastructure Week Calendar

View Local Library Listings

Rochester Hills Meeting - October 25, 2018

Bloomfield Township Meeting - November 15, 2018


Don't Flush

That Wipe!

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Although marketed as "flushable", wipes are NOT biodegradable and wreak havoc on sewer systems.

To learn more about flushable wipes, click below:

GLWA Flushables Video


Avoid the Clog,
Stay Out of the FOG


Don't pour fats, oils or grease down your sink, drain or toilet.
To learn more about FOG


See what WDIV has to say about FOG


"Pipe Down! Watch What You Flush" Public Service Announcement



Water & Sewer Billing Questions: 
 Water & Sewer Emergencies:

Oakland County
Homeland Security 

24-Hour Pollution Hotline


Phone: 248-858-0958  
 Fax: 248-858-1066

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